Darlington County, South Carolina Population 2024

61,778

Darlington County, South Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 61,778 with a growth rate of -0.5% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Darlington County, South Carolina is the 23rd largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 population was 68,513 and has seen a growth of -9.83% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202960,228-310-0.51%
202860,538-310-0.51%
202760,848-310-0.51%
202661,158-310-0.5%
202561,468-310-0.5%
202461,778-310-0.5%
202362,088-310-0.5%
202262,398-310-0.49%
202162,708-135-0.21%
202062,843-3,813-5.72%
201966,656-137-0.21%
201866,793-229-0.34%
201767,022-288-0.43%
201667,310-229-0.34%
201567,539-121-0.18%
201467,660-149-0.22%
201367,809-244-0.36%
201268,053-109-0.16%
201168,162-351-0.51%
201068,513
199061,851-866-1.38%
198062,7179,27517.36%
197053,4425140.97%
196052,9282,9125.82%
195050,0164,81810.66%
194045,1983,7719.1%
193041,4272,3015.88%
192039,1263,0998.6%
191036,0273,63911.24%
190032,3883,25411.17%
189029,134-5,351-15.52%
188034,4858,24231.41%
187026,2435,88228.89%
186020,3613,53120.98%
185016,8302,00813.55%
184014,8221,0947.97%
183013,7282,77925.38%
182010,9491,90221.02%
18109,0471,41618.56%
18007,631-52,597-87.33%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.5% (-310)
County Website
Darlington County
County Seat
2010 Population
68,513
Area
561 mi²
Density
110 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-9.83% (-6,735)
Founded
1785

Darlington County, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White34,60954.91%
Black or African American25,84741.01%
Two or more races1,5572.47%
Other race5870.93%
Asian3020.48%
Native American1090.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander140.02%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Darlington County, South Carolina Population by Race

Darlington County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Darlington County, South Carolina Median Age

41.4

Total

39.3

Male

42.6

Female

Darlington County, South Carolina Adults

There are 49,049 adults, (12,089 of whom are seniors) in Darlington County, South Carolina.

Darlington County, South Carolina Age Dependency

70.5

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Darlington County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female32,88352.17%
Male30,14247.83%

Darlington County, South Carolina Population by Age

Darlington County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All25,0222.4769.130.9
Married9,7623.2288.811.2
Non Family9,3101.1459.740.3
Female4,7303.4851.748.3
Male1,2202.6749.550.5
showing: 5 rows

3.19

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Darlington County, South Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Darlington County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Darlington County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.72%.

Darlington County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,261

Average Earnings

$47,269

Average Male

$30,935

Average Female

Darlington County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Darlington County, South Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Darlington County, South Carolina Language

96.7% of Darlington County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 3.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.39% of the population.

Darlington County, South Carolina Language

Darlington County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black25,3447,04427.79%
White33,2044,46413.44%
Multiple1,55186055.45%
Hispanic1,46122615.47%
Other587111.87%
Native10987.34%
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20.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.21%

Male Poverty Rate

22.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Darlington County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Darlington County, South Carolina is Multiple, with 55.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Darlington County, South Carolina is Other, with 1.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.25%.

Darlington County, South Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.11%
High School18.71%
Some College12.49%
Bachelors or Greater4.95%
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Darlington County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed45.52%
Male Unemployed30.64%
Female Employed10.88%
Male Employed6.64%
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Darlington County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Darlington County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Darlington County, South Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.8%

Male Marriage Rate

38.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Darlington County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Darlington County, South Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Darlington County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Darlington County, South Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,270

Number of Veterans

2,914

Male Veterans

356

Female Veterans

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Darlington County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Darlington County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Darlington County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Darlington County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Darlington County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Darlington County, South Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Darlington County, South Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Darlington County, South Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

78.97%

Born in Darlington County, South Carolina

98.05%

Native Born

1.95%

Foreign Born

0.82%

Non Citizen

1.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.05% of Darlington County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 78.97% having been born in South Carolina. 0.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Darlington County, South Carolina Place of Birth

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